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ACER tataricum 'Red Wing'

Image of Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala 'Red Wing'

Jesse Saylor

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER tataricum ssp. ginnala 'Red Wing'

Plant Common Name

Amur Maple

Special Notice

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General Description

Sometimes listed as Acer ginnala, Amur maple is a small, low-branched, deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. It is a variable species, but many desirable cultivars have been introduced.

The glossy rich green leaves of Amur maple are somewhat slender and often three-lobed. Its best forms have foliage that turns fiery red in fall, though all Amur maple offer brilliant fall color in shades of red, yellow and orange. The fall leaves are accompanied by prolific and showy clusters of winged red fruits. These are preceded by subtly pretty clusters of ivory-green fragrant blooms that appear in spring.

A tough and adaptable tree, Amur maple demands only well-drained soil and at least a half-day's sun. Multi-stemmed specimens can be grown more like shrubs if pruned and maintained to remain bushy. Its small size and toughness also lends it to urban landscapes with space constraints.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Width

    10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Green, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Gold, Crimson

  • Bark Color

    Gray, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes